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The Tiger Tank

The PanzerKampfWagen Tiger Ausf E., for dummies. A simple introduction to the Tiger tank. Some facts, figures and stats to get you started.
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Unsung Weapons of World War 2

There is no denying that World War II was by far thee most devastating and horrific conflict in human...

How did Germany produce so many aces in WWII?

How did Germany produce so many aces in WWII? There are, as usual with such questions, several...

Project 23000E Shtorm

Project 2300E Shtorm. Are we really going to see a 100,000 tons aircraft carrier being built and operated by the Russian Navy ?

Analysis of the Russo-Georgian war of 2008

On the 7th of August 2008, Georgia's president Mikheil Saakashvili, a known risk taker and political..

Sabotage at Vemork: The Norwegian Epic

Sabotage at Vemork: The Norwegian Epic. A blend of high politics, military drama, scientific adventure and individual courage is...

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Operation Peace Spring

On the 7th of October 2019, the White House announced that American forces would withdraw from Northern Syria, ahead of an anticipated Turkish military operation in the region. The response, worldwide, was of shock and disbelief: Were the Americans abandoning their loyal Kurdish allies? As the world watched on, Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring.

Russian Navy and Air Force problems

Russian Navy and Air Force problems. Both services are modernising, but progress is uneven and mistakes are being made: Overview.

Voyage of the Damned: The Last (Only) ride of the Russian Second Pacific Squadron.

The Battle of Tsushima was only the final act in an ill fated voyage that was poorly planned and conceived in an desperate attempt to relieve the Russian fleet trapped in the Pacific.

Russian anti-stealth radars

Russian anti-stealth radars. Moscow is more often than not publicly dismissive of stealth technology. In Russia, American stealth aircraft are often presented in the press as a gimmick. Yet, at the same time, Russia has been developing a multitude of anti-stealth radars and sensors. So, in private at least, they seem to actually pay attention to low observable planes and drones…

The cruise missile theory

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the attacks on two oil installations in Saudi Arabia, on Saturday the 14th of September 2019. People have showed a lot of scepticism regarding the whole affair: How can a country at war and armed to the teeth with the best the West can offer be taken by surprise by a cruise missile attack, people ask. What usually follows is a list of conspiracy theories and flawed technical arguments…

Aviation

Russian anti-stealth radars

Russian anti-stealth radars. Moscow is more often than not publicly dismissive of stealth technology. In Russia, American stealth aircraft are often presented in the press as a gimmick. Yet, at the same time, Russia has been developing a multitude of anti-stealth radars and sensors. So, in private at least, they seem to actually pay attention to low observable planes and drones…

The MiG-25 Foxbat

MiG-25 Foxbat: The misunderstood interceptor. A lot of things have been said about the MiG-25, not many...

Made in China: Chinese Arms.

What can be said about China's military research and development, other than that their unofficial motto being “Copy and Paste”? It's no secret that when it comes to China, they have more or less cemented themselves as the world's Xerox machine.

How did Germany produce so many aces in WWII?

How did Germany produce so many aces in WWII? There are, as usual with such questions, several...

Frank Luke : Last Man Standing

"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits...

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Frank Luke : Last Man Standing

"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits...

How the West Inadvertently Gifted Iraq to Iran

How the West inadvertently gifted Iraq to Iran by invading Iraq on the 20th of March 2003. 15 years later, we go through the first steps that set those wheels in motion.

Unsung Weapons of World War 2

There is no denying that World War II was by far thee most devastating and horrific conflict in human history. From 1939 to 1945,...
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How did Germany produce so many aces in WWII?

How did Germany produce so many aces in WWII? There are, as usual with such questions, several factors at play.

The Tiger Tank

The PanzerKampfWagen Tiger Ausf E., for dummies. A simple introduction to the Tiger tank. Some facts, figures and stats to get you started.

Voyage of the Damned: The Last (Only) ride of the Russian Second Pacific Squadron.

The Battle of Tsushima was only the final act in an ill fated voyage that was poorly planned and conceived in an desperate attempt to relieve the Russian fleet trapped in the Pacific.

The cruise missile theory

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the attacks on two oil installations in Saudi Arabia, on Saturday the 14th of September 2019. People have showed a lot of scepticism regarding the whole affair: How can a country at war and armed to the teeth with the best the West can offer be taken by surprise by a cruise missile attack, people ask. What usually follows is a list of conspiracy theories and flawed technical arguments…

The MiG-25 Foxbat

MiG-25 Foxbat: The misunderstood interceptor. A lot of things have been said about the MiG-25, not many of them complimentary. This plane...

VIDEO: AC-130 Gunships And A-10s Destroy 116 ISIS Fuel Trucks

Over the Weekend the U.S. Air Force operating out of Incirlik Air Base, in Turkey, destroyed 116 ISIS oil transport trucks using two AC-130 gunships and four A-10 Warthogs, striking a major logistical and economical blow to the terrorist group.

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USA-Iran Update. So.. What is going on between the US and Iran?

USA-Iran update. So... What is going on between the US and Iran? In...

Unsung Weapons of World War 2

There is no denying that World War II was by far thee most devastating and horrific conflict in human history. From 1939 to 1945,...

Frank Luke : Last Man Standing

"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits...

How the West Inadvertently Gifted Iraq to Iran

How the West inadvertently gifted Iraq to Iran by invading Iraq on the 20th of March 2003. 15 years later, we go through the first steps that set those wheels in motion.

A war against Iran could set the whole Middle-East on fire.

A war against Iran could set the whole Middle-East on fire. With the war of words gathering momentum between the US...

World War II’s Unbelievable Battle Fought Using Potatoes

Believe it or not, the U.S. and Imperial Japanese Navy had it out with Potatoes in combat. Probably the most unbelievable battle, led to the sinking of a submarine.

“AREA 52?”: Dugway Proving Grounds

"AREA 52": Dugway Proving Grounds. A little while ago I did a brief overview and history about Area 51 (http://www.defensionem.com/paradise-ranch-real-area-51/), the world's more well...

Vietnam: “Operation Bolo”

Operation Bolo. How the Americans turned the tide against the feared MiG-21 over North Vietnam thanks to a plan devised by Robert Olds.

China & The Asia Pacific

Made in China: Chinese Arms.

What can be said about China's military research and development, other than that their unofficial motto being “Copy and Paste”? It's no secret that when it comes to China, they have more or less cemented themselves as the world's Xerox machine.

The British/Indian Thermoplyae: Battle of Kohima

One of the most sorely fought battles of the Second World War, was the fight for Kohima.

The Chengdu J-20: An Outsider’s Look into China’s Toy

The Chengdu J-20: An Outsider's Look into China's New Toy. China, home to one of the oldest civilizations on Earth with a history stretching...

The chaotic destiny of the Kuznetsov aircraft carrier

The chaotic destiny of the Admiral Kuznetsov missile cruiser carrying aircrafts from 1982 in Ukraine to present day in Russia.

Why the Chinese-Russian Deal on Su-35 is a Major Threat

China finally signed another fighter deal with Russia that’s worth 2 billion USD. As speculated, the fighter signed by the Chinese is the 4++ Generation Sukhoi Su-35. It will have a grave impact and we analyse it.
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Operation Peace Spring

On the 7th of October 2019, the White House announced that American forces would withdraw from Northern Syria, ahead of an anticipated Turkish military operation in the region. The response, worldwide, was of shock and disbelief: Were the Americans abandoning their loyal Kurdish allies? As the world watched on, Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring.

USA-Iran Update. So.. What is going on between the US and Iran?

USA-Iran update. So... What is going on between the US and Iran? In...

World War 3 Has Begun – In Syria

"World War 3" has started; because nuclear weapons are not involved, nobody appears to have noticed. Syria is a mess, we uncover the crisis.

A war against Iran could set the whole Middle-East on fire.

A war against Iran could set the whole Middle-East on fire. With the war of words gathering momentum between the US...

Russia Watch

Voyage of the Damned: The Last (Only) ride of the Russian Second Pacific Squadron.

The Battle of Tsushima was only the final act in an ill fated voyage that was poorly planned and conceived in an desperate attempt to relieve the Russian fleet trapped in the Pacific.

Russian anti-stealth radars

Russian anti-stealth radars. Moscow is more often than not publicly dismissive of stealth technology. In Russia, American stealth aircraft are often presented in the press as a gimmick. Yet, at the same time, Russia has been developing a multitude of anti-stealth radars and sensors. So, in private at least, they seem to actually pay attention to low observable planes and drones…

The MiG-25 Foxbat

MiG-25 Foxbat: The misunderstood interceptor. A lot of things have been said about the MiG-25, not many of them complimentary. This plane...
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How did Germany produce so many aces in WWII?

How did Germany produce so many aces in WWII? There are, as usual with such questions, several factors at play.

Project 23000E Shtorm

Project 2300E Shtorm. Are we really going to see a 100,000 tons aircraft carrier being built and operated by the Russian Navy ?

Analysis of the Russo-Georgian war of 2008

On the 7th of August 2008, Georgia's president Mikheil Saakashvili, a known risk taker and political..

Hmeimim: Russian Airbase In Syria

The Hmeimim airbase has been the subject of a lot of attention in the past weeks with the Russian government signing a lease agreement...